So, you want to start a blog? Or not anyway am going to give reasons why it rocks to be a blogger. I started serious blogging after I got fired from my job and at that moment, I decided never to work for anyone again.
This was going to be my last job, so I started a small digital marketing consultancy to run Facebook ads for local businesses. I still, however, had a lot of time on my hands so I decided to start a blog. Just to share all the stuff I had learnt, after over 5 years in a marketing career.
Been fun times and I came up with my list of why I love this blogger life.
What’s more liberating than waking up in your PJs, make coffee and get some work done right at the kitchen table. This is the level of freedom that comes with running a blog full time.
As a full time, blogger, the house is my office. I wake up and plan my day outdo stuff I love and still able to fix in some work. Well…because I am the boss.
I have become way so much better in marketing that I was 2 years ago. Blogging in this niche means I have to be on top of my stuff all the time. I always want me the first to know and that has made me a better marketer is a fast-passed industry.
I have to be at per with the latest Facebook ads strategies-mail marketing and automation, Funnels. Consuming all this information on a daily basis and practising has really improved my skill level.
This puts me ahead of an average person and sharpens my skills in the niche. On average niche, bloggers are way more competent than their non-blogging counterparts.
Practice makes perfect and the more I write the better my writing gets. When I started blogging it would take me 7 hours to put together a 1000 letter blog post. Now it takes me 2-3 hours to put out quality content. It really gets easier with time.
Telling stories with words is a craft that gets better with experience. As I blog regularly I have started to develop my voice and style of writing, which has made me a better storyteller. Developing my own unique way of telling my stories and experiences is what makes me a better writer.
When you start a blog and deliver value, you demonstrate that you care to make a difference. I noticed that the more value I delivered the more a perception began to emerge of me as a subject matter expert. This profiling is critical when it’s your desire to turn this perception into a business. You can do this either through coaching or online courses.
I started a blog as a way to earn extra money on the side. I was in a hurry to Monetize and get things going and thankfully so. When I started I implemented AdSense, and affiliate links. Currently, am working on a course which I will add as part of monetization.
One insider secret that most people don’t know is your audience always wants you to win, and if you provide them tons of value they will support your blogging business.
So, don’t be shy, give them an offer occasionally and see how they come through for you.
Know how people spend years in school to get the expert status, well thanks to blogging you can jump the queue. Start a blog, provide tons of value to your audience. Be consistent, improve your skills and voila! You are an expert. Russell Brunson details this in his must-read book Expert Secrets.
You can literally become an expert at anything. Russell tells a story of someone who made of 17,000 dollars teaching people how to find bigfoot. Russell himself was a potato guns expert in his earlier days. As long as you put in the work, you can be an expert at anything and people will pay a premium for your advice
As my profile grows in the blogging niche, I have prioritized list building. Always be list building and find your true fans.
In Kevin Kelly’s thought-provoking book 1000 True fans, Kelly forwards the idea that if you can acquire 1000 people who fully believe in what you do online then you have a sustainable business for life.
It requires work to convert 1000, but once acquired you are free to live as an independent creator for the rest of your life doing stuff you love to people you care about.
Photographers, designers, scriptwriters and artists get into blogging as a way to channel their creative side. It can be liberating to have your own space. Your little community who understand your work. Blogging gives you a platform to spread your creative work and reach out to like-minded creatives to share experiences.
It also exposes you to a wider mark for your creative work. So, if you got that creative itch and you want to make a living out of it.
If you offer a skilled service, blogging is a great way to get clients. The fact that you share your expertise breaks the resistance and clients feel you have demonstrated your expertise to them inform to value-packed content you shared on your blog.
Blogging is a brilliant way to get clients for your service business.
As your popularity grow you become an opinion sharper. You start getting invites to give talks because of your ability to influence people. Brands approach you to market their products because of your capacity to influence purchase decisions.
Garyvee is one of the highest-paid speakers. How did he do it? Get to that position. Content. He built a name for himself on YouTube and leveraged that to build a successful digital agency.
He literally day trades attention, and you should too.
Blogging is a whole moving parts machine. Different skill sets come together to make a successful blog. When you start a blog, you pick a lot of skills along the way like SEO, running Facebook ads, Content creation, video editing.
These are sort after skills in the digital world and could prove to be an additional source of revenue for your online business.
I run Facebook ads for local business apart from blogging and these are experiences I picked up along the way.
Cash is king and what’s more fun making money doing something you like? It takes time to build your audience to the levels where you can make a living off your blog, but if you are consistent and put work in then you can turn your blog into a high location independent profitable business.
The most awesome part when you start a blog is that you become location independent, hence with just your laptop and a wi-fi connection, you can work from anywhere in the world. This ideally encourages a lot of bloggers to travel. Check out any blogger. Chances are they travel a lot.
We all have a story to tell and when you start a blog, you create a forum to share your story with the world. Inspiration happens through stories. By telling your story, you inspire people to act and change their own situations.
Timothy Ochanji teaches Profitable Facebook Ads strategies & Online sales funnel tips to online entrepreneurs and bloggers who want to scale their info-product and econ businesses beyond imagination. He also shares occasional tips on the vegan lifestyle. His main aim is to help bloggers and other online entrepreneurs to find success with Facebook ads & online sales funnels so they can scale their businesses at will and make a difference.